Even if you don't have a flower bed dedicated entirely to Perennials, it is always nice to have a few Perennials scattered throughout your landscape to automatically bring color during various seasons of the year. Whether it is a Peony or a Sedum, many of these plants are worthy of a spot in the home landscape. Below are photos of perennial garden favorites (literally) including perennials like Peony, Phlox, Roses, Black-eyed Susan, Salvia, Sedum, Veronica. Also Carpet Roses and Yucca.

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pink Peonies

red Peony


Lovely large flowers with color ranges from white to pink to red. Bloom in late Spring. Deer resistant.
TIP: install wire supports (before they emerge) to keep them upright.

ANSWER: "No," ants are NOT required to open the blossoms, that's just an old wive's tale.
Peonies won't bloom?

Little Spires


PEROVSKIA 'Little Spires'
Little Spires
Lavender flower spikes contrast nicely with silver gray foliage. Full sun. Tolerates dry conditions. Grows to 24-inches tall.
red Phlox


PHLOX paniculata 'Barthirtysix'
Volcano Red Phlox
Low growing, compact phlox with red flowers.
Purple phlox


PHLOX paniculata 'Nicky'
Nicky Phlox
Sweet smelling, deep purple flowers attract butterflies. Full sun. Growth to 30-inches tall.
creeping Phlox

Emerald Pink Phlox
Emerald Pink

'Fort Hill' Phlox
Fort Hill

'Scarlet Flame' Phlox
Scarlet Flame

Phlox Snowflake

Emerald Cushion Blue PHLOX
Emerald Cushion Blue

PHLOX subulata
Creeping Phlox
Extremely bright-colored flowers blanket this ground hugging plant in the spring. Rock garden favorite.
Spring Phlox in North Carolina
Phlox blooming on a bank
Golden Bamboo


Golden Bamboo
Rapid upright growth to 15 to 30 ft tall, depending on the climate. Common bamboo that is often used for hedges. Some experts recommend against planting bamboo, so beware! 
Christmas fern


POLYSTICHUM acrostichoides
Christmas Fern or Korean Rock Fern
Semi-evergreen fern. Grow in full to partial shade. Height to 24" high x 18" wide.
Flower Carpet rose


Flower Carpet® Groundcover Rose
Hardy, compact, spreading rose with good disease resistance. Growth to 30" high x 4 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. These repeat bloomers are available in five colors.
Knock Out Shrub Rose


ROSE (Rosa 'Meivahyn')
Knock Out® Shrub Rose
Shrub rose that flowers all season long. Easy to maintain, great disease resistance and drought tolerant. Growth to 3 ft. high x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. 2000 AARS Rose Winner.
Black-eyed Susan


RUDBECKIA fulgida sullivantii
Black-eyed Susan 'Goldsturm'
Abundant gold daisy flowers from mid-summer through first frost. Deer resistant but rabbits will browse younger plants. One plant goes a long way! Drought resistant. 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year. (Growing tips)
Meadow Sage


SALVIA nemorosa
Meadow Sage
Stems are covered with violet-purple flowers from June to October. Aromatic foliage 18” high and 24” wide. 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year. Grow in full sun and cutback after first bloom to increase bloom time. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer-resistant.
Snow Hill salvia


SALVIA 'Snow Hill'
Snow Hill Salvia
Compact perennial with white flower spikes throughout the summer. Grows to 20-inches tall in full sun.

Autumn Joy sedum


The most commonly available variety is 'Autumn Joy.' Flowers late summer into fall.
(Upright forms of Sedum have been reclassed to the genus HYLOTELEPHIUM)


SEDUM 'Purple Emperor'
Stonecrop or Orpin
Grow in full sun to partial shade. Popular plant with purple foliage for use in rock gardens and flower beds. Flowers late summer into fall.


TIARELLA 'Pink Skyrocket'
Plant in full shade.

Eveline Veronica


VERONICA 'Eveline'
Eveline Veronica
Rose-purple flowers. Best in full sun with growth to 24-inches tall.
Royal Candles


VERONICA 'Royal Candles'
Royal Candles
Violet-blue flower spikes in late spring. Full sun to part shade with growth to 20-inches tall.
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria


WISTERIA frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria
Slower growth than traditional Wisteria makes it ideal for small spaces. Mildly fragrant purple blossoms. Full sun to partial sun, blooms most in late spring with growth to 10 feet.
Golden Sword Yucca


YUCCA filifera 'Golden Sword'
Golden Sword Yucca
Green leaf margins with wide gold centers make this plant a DLS favorite. Bright color and coarse texture add to its interest. Best in full sun.

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